SPOKANE, Wash. - Helen Jenney Lund, 90, was born to Jens and Hansina Robertson in Wing, N.D., on June 25, 1919, one of six children. She passed away Sept. 13, 2009.
During her early childhood Helen's family moved to Brainerd, Minn., where she attended school and met her husband-to-be, Mervin Lund. They were married on Sept. 4, 1937, in Seattle, where they raised their family. During most of those years Helen worked outside the home, but nothing was more important than her family. After the children were gone from home, she and Merv moved back to Brainerd, where they bought a farm that once belonged to his grandfather. Those were enjoyable years living off the land. Then, to be nearer children, they moved to Spokane in 1983, where Helen has lived ever since. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved garage saling and the widows' group at Foothills Community Church. She was a delightful lady whose memory astounded us all.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin (1994); daughter, Mary (1938); sons, Jack (1950) and Jerry Lund (2009); and grandson, Glenn Wood (2004). She is survived by daughters, Johanna (Mike) Stobie, Auburn, Wash., and Janet (Jerry) Kennedy, Spokane, Wash.; sons, Jim (Linda) Lund, Auburn, Wash., and John (Pennie) Lund, Kalispell, Mont.; daughter-in-law, Dixie Califano-Lund, Port Orchard, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruby Greenwalt, Post Falls, Idaho, and Janice (Gerald) Nelson, Brainerd. A memorial service for Helen was held at Foothills Community Church, near Spokane, Wash. Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Oak Grove Cemetery east of Brainerd. Memorials in Helen's name may be given to Foothills Community Church.
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